Porktastic Plates: Seared Pork Rib Chops

Twin Cities Live is teaming up with Minnesota Pork Board to bring you different pork recipes that are so easy make and they only have 5 ingredients or less. Chef and owner of Charlie T’s Foods, Charlie Torgerson shared his recipe for Seared Pork Rib Chops.

Recipe For: Seared Pork Rib Chops with Creamy Yukon Gold’s

2 16 oz. Pork Rib Chops, 1″ thick
1 tsp Kosher Salt
½. tsp Black Pepper
1 TBSP Vegetable Oil

Creamy Yukon Gold’s

2 TBSP Butter
1 small Yellow Onion, julienne
1 ½- 2 Lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes, 1/4″ slice
1 tsp Kosher salt
½ tsp Black Pepper
2-3 springs Fresh Thyme
1 – 1 ½ cups Pork Stock or water


  1. Evenly season both sides of Pork Chops with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat cast iron pan on medium heat. Add oil.
  3. Place seasoned Pork Chops into heated/oiled pan, press down and sear until crust forms. Flip. And sear until crust forms. Approximately 2-3 minutes per side.

Note: Control temperature of pan as not to burn the bottom of pan.

  1. Remove seared Pork Chops from pan and set aside on plate.
  2. Add butter, onions and potatoes to pan. Season with salt and pepper. Add thyme sprigs. Cook until onions are translucent and potatoes are ¾ of the way cooked and well browned. Approximately 15 minutes.
  3. Place seared Pork Chops on top of onion/potato mixture.
  4. Add liquid. Cover with lid or foil and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until Pork Chops are 138°F. in the center.

Note: Liquid should come to top of potatoes only.

  1. Remove lid and let stand for 5 minutes.

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